77. Interesting Unmarked American Percussion Three Barrel Combination Gun

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12 bore over .40 cal., 27'' barrels with excellent bores. This is a nice quality and very interesting American combination gun. The gun features back action locks which service the two smoothbore barrels and the rifle barrel is serviced by an underhammer which utilizes the triggerguard as a mainspring. The gun is interesting in that it is a double fowler over a single rifle yet it is equipped with a full length Malcolm telescopic sight mounted in integral rear base and in front sight dovetail. The scope nestles nicely between the hammers with each hammer just clearing the tube. The patent breech shows fancy bolsters and is angled at the rear where it meets the action. The barrels are nicely formed with 8'' tubes affixed to either side of breech end of rifle barrel with two additional thimbles on either side to hold the ramrods. The rifle is equipped with double set triggers and the underhammer shows a repair but appears to be original otherwise. The condition of the gun is very nice with the barrels retaining a pleasing mix of original brown finish and a brown patina with some scattered light patches of surface oxidation. The locks and tang show a mix of faded original color case-hardened finish and a smooth gray brown patina. The triggerguard retains a bluish brown patina with some scattered light pitting along the right edge of the bow. The stock is of highly figured American black walnut and rates very good plus with 80% original finish remaining overall and with excellent wood-to-metal fit. The telescopic sight shows perhaps 50% original blue finish which is blending with a smooth brown patina. There is a band mounted rear sight on the scope without a corresponding front sight. The top of the scope is engraved with the maker's name on an applied German silver plate. The gun is equipped with a muzzle cover which has large hollow inserts which enter each bore along with two positioning pins mounted at the top and bottom. The guns has an iron tipped rosewood shotgun ramrod and a brass tipped hickory rifle ramrod. The scope optics are a little cloudy but the reticle is intact. This is a very honest and well-made combination gun likely made in New York state. (18937-362) {ANTIQUE} [Cletus Klein Collection] (3000/5000) Sold For 4715.00

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